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Economy > Balance of payments Stats: compare key data on Germany & United States

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  • Capital and financial account > Foreign direct investment > Net inflows > BoP > Current US: Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows net inflows (new investment inflows less disinvestment) in the reporting economy from foreign investors. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Capital and financial account > Net errors and omissions > Adjusted > BoP > Current US$: Net errors and omissions constitute a residual category needed to ensure that all debit and credit entries in the balance of payments statement sum to zero. In the International Financial Statistics presentation, this is equal to the difference between reserves and related items and the sum of the balances of the current, capital, and financial accounts. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Capital and financial account > Portfolio investment > Excluding LCFAR > BoP > Current US$: Portfolio investment excluding liabilities constituting foreign authorities' reserves covers transactions in equity securities and debt securities. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Current account > Balances > Current account balance > Current US$: Current account balance is the sum of net exports of goods, services, net income, and net current transfers. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Balances > Net trade in goods > US$: Net trade in goods is the difference between exports and imports of goods. The category includes goods previously included in services: goods received or sent for processing and their subsequent export or import in the form of processed goods, repairs on goods, and goods procured in ports by carriers. Trade in services is not included. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Balances > Net trade in goods and services > Current US$: Net trade in goods and services is derived by offsetting imports of goods and services against exports of goods and services. Exports and imports of goods and services comprise all transactions involving a change of ownership of goods and services between residents of one country and the rest of the world. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Exports > Goods and services > Current U: Exports of goods and services comprise all transactions between residents of a country and the rest of the world involving a change of ownership from residents to nonresidents of general merchandise, goods sent for processing and repairs, nonmonetary gold, and services. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Exports of goods > Services > Income and wo: Exports of goods and services are the total value of goods and services exported as well as income and workers' remittances received. Workers' remittances include compensation of employees. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Exports of goods > Services and income: Exports of goods, services and income is the sum of goods (merchandise) exports, exports of (nonfactor) services and income (factor) receipts. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Salary and investment income to foreigner: Income payments refer to employee compensation paid to nonresident workers and investment income (payments on direct investment, portfolio investment, other investments). Income derived from the use of intangible assets is excluded from income and recorded under business services. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Transfers > Current transfers > Receipts > BoP > Current US$: Current transfers (receipts) are recorded in the balance of payments whenever an economy receives goods, services, income, or financial items without a quid pro quo. All transfers not considered to be capital are current. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Financial > Reserves: Changes in net reserves is the net change in a country's holdings of international reserves resulting from transactions on the current, capital, and financial accounts. These include changes in holdings of monetary gold, SDRs, foreign exchange assets, reserve position in the International Monetary Fund, and other claims on nonresidents that are available to the central authority. The measure is net of liabilities constituting foreign authorities' reserves, and counterpart items for valuation changes and exceptional financing items. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Foreign investment > Net > USD: Foreign direct investment is net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows total net, that is, net FDI in the reporting economy from foreign sources less net FDI by the reporting economy to the rest of the world. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Migrant capital transfers > Investment grants and debt forgiveness BoP > Current US$: Net capital account includes government debt forgiveness, investment grants in cash or in kind by a government entity, and taxes on capital transfers. Also included are migrants' capital transfers and debt forgiveness and investment grants by nongovernmental entities. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Reserves and other items > Total > Reserves in months of imports: Total reserves comprise holdings of monetary gold, special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. The gold component of these reserves is valued at year-end (December 31) London prices. This item shows reserves expressed in terms of the number of months of imports of goods and services they could pay for [Reserves/(Imports/12)]."
  • Reserves and other items > Total > Reserves minus gold > Current US$: Total reserves minus gold comprise special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. Gold holdings are excluded. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Royalty and license fees > Receipts > BoP,: Royalty and license fees are payments and receipts between residents and nonresidents for the authorized use of intangible, nonproduced, nonfinancial assets and proprietary rights (such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, industrial processes, and franchises) and for the use, through licensing agreements, of produced originals of prototypes (such as films and manuscripts). Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Balances > Current account balance > % of GDP: Current account balance is the sum of net exports of goods, services, net income, and net current transfers."
  • Current account > Transfers > Net current transfers > BoP > Current US$: Net current transfers are recorded in the balance of payments whenever an economy provides or receives goods, services, income, or financial items without a quid pro quo. All transfers not considered to be capital are current. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Shares > Current US$: Portfolio equity includes net inflows from equity securities other than those recorded as direct investment and including shares, stocks, depository receipts (American or global), and direct purchases of shares in local stock markets by foreign investors. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Imports > Goods and services > Current : Imports of goods and services comprise all transactions between residents of a country and the rest of the world involving a change of ownership from nonresidents to residents of general merchandise, goods sent for processing and repairs, nonmonetary gold, and services. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Transfers > Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Receiv: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. Data are the sum of three items defined in the fifth edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual: workers' remittances, compensation of employees, and migrants' transfers. Remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers resident in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status, to recipients in their country of origin. Migrants' transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Capital and financial account > Foreign direct investment > Net outflows > % of GDP: Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows net outflows of investment from the reporting economy to the rest of the world and is divided by GDP."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Income receipts > BoP > Current US$: Income receipts refer to employee compensation paid to resident workers working abroad and investment income (receipts on direct investment, portfolio investment, other investments, and receipts on reserve assets). Income derived from the use of intangible assets is excluded from income and recorded under business services. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Communications > Computer > Etc. > % of ser: Communications, computer, information, and other services (% of service exports, BoP) cover international telecommunications and postal and courier services; computer data; news-related service transactions between residents and nonresidents; construction services; royalties and license fees; miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services; personal, cultural, and recreational services; and government services not included elsewhere. Service exports refer to economic output of intangible commodities that may be produced, transferred, and consumed at the same time. International transactions in services are defined by the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual (1993), but definitions may nevertheless vary among reporting economies."
  • Foreign investment > Net > % of GDP: Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows net inflows (new investment inflows less disinvestment) in the reporting economy from foreign investors, and is divided by GDP."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Goods > Exports > Current US$: Goods exports refer to all movable goods (including nonmonetary gold) involved in a change of ownership from residents to nonresidents. The category includes goods previously included in services: goods received or sent for processing and their subsequent export or import in the form of processed goods, repairs on goods, and goods procured in ports by carriers. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
STAT Germany United States HISTORY
Capital and financial account > Foreign direct investment > Net inflows > BoP > Current US $39.15 billion
Ranked 6th.
$134.71 billion
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Germany

Capital and financial account > Net errors and omissions > Adjusted > BoP > Current US$ $21.33 billion
Ranked 3rd.
$162.52 billion
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Germany

Capital and financial account > Portfolio investment > Excluding LCFAR > BoP > Current US$ $-127,610,352,975.28
Ranked 139th. 5 times more than United States
$-26,801,900,000.00
Ranked 134th.

Current account > Balances > Current account balance > Current US$ $165.47 billion
Ranked 2nd.
$-378,434,537,000.00
Ranked 143th.

Current account > Balances > Net trade in goods > US$ $188.35 billion
Ranked 2nd.
$-503,578,047,000.00
Ranked 142nd.

Current account > Balances > Net trade in goods and services > Current US$ $164.73 billion
Ranked 2nd.
$-374,908,537,000.00
Ranked 142nd.

Current account > Goods > Services and income > Exports > Goods and services > Current U $1.38 trillion
Ranked 3rd.
$1.57 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 14% more than Germany

Current account > Goods > Services and income > Exports of goods > Services > Income and wo $1.61 trillion
Ranked 3rd.
$2.16 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 34% more than Germany

Current account > Goods > Services and income > Exports of goods > Services and income $1.61 trillion
Ranked 3rd.
$2.16 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 34% more than Germany

Current account > Goods > Services and income > Salary and investment income to foreigner 184.95 billion
Ranked 4th.
466.78 billion
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Germany

Current account > Transfers > Current transfers > Receipts > BoP > Current US$ $23.84 billion
Ranked 8th. 14% more than United States
$20.88 billion
Ranked 10th.

Financial > Reserves -12,355,700,134.52
Ranked 133th.
-52,181,533,779.94
Ranked 142nd. 4 times more than Germany

Foreign investment > Net > USD -20,900,768,545
Ranked 137th.
-133,971,000,000
Ranked 143th. 6 times more than Germany

Migrant capital transfers > Investment grants and debt forgiveness BoP > Current US$ $-312,699,879.13
Ranked 132nd. 2 times more than United States
$-140,127,000.00
Ranked 128th.

Reserves and other items > Total > Reserves in months of imports 1.54
Ranked 115th.
2.01
Ranked 109th. 31% more than Germany

Reserves and other items > Total > Reserves minus gold > Current US$ $59.93 billion
Ranked 21st.
$119.72 billion
Ranked 11th. Twice as much as Germany

Current account > Goods > Services and income > Royalty and license fees > Receipts > BoP, $13.79 billion
Ranked 4th.
$89.79 billion
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Germany

Current account > Balances > Current account balance > % of GDP 4.97%
Ranked 17th.
-2.68%
Ranked 65th.

Current account > Transfers > Net current transfers > BoP > Current US$ $-46,610,076,188.19
Ranked 141st.
$-124,944,100,000.00
Ranked 142nd. 3 times more than Germany

Shares > Current US$ $11.81 billion
Ranked 14th.
$160.53 billion
Ranked 2nd. 14 times more than Germany

Current account > Goods > Services and income > Imports > Goods and services > Current $1.21 trillion
Ranked 3rd.
$1.95 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 61% more than Germany

Current account > Transfers > Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Receiv $10.88 billion
Ranked 7th. 4 times more than United States
$2.95 billion
Ranked 36th.

Capital and financial account > Foreign direct investment > Net outflows > % of GDP 1.8%
Ranked 25th.
1.9%
Ranked 23th. 6% more than Germany

Current account > Goods > Services and income > Income receipts > BoP > Current US$ $232.30 billion
Ranked 4th.
$588.20 billion
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Germany

Current account > Goods > Services and income > Communications > Computer > Etc. > % of ser 55.23%
Ranked 26th. 12% more than United States
49.17%
Ranked 31st.

Foreign investment > Net > % of GDP 1.18%
Ranked 130th. 24% more than United States
0.95%
Ranked 134th.

Current account > Goods > Services and income > Goods > Exports > Current US$ $1.15 trillion
Ranked 3rd. 7% more than United States
$1.07 trillion
Ranked 4th.

SOURCES: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments database, supplemented by data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and official national sources.; x; International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files.; International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.; International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments database, and World Bank, Global Development Finance.; World Bank staff estimates based on IMF balance of payments data.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and Balance of Payments databases, World Bank, Global Development Finance, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.

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